Easterseals Arc Selects Rife for New VP Role | Easterseals Arc of Northeast Indiana

Fort Wayne, Ind. — Easterseals Arc of Northeast Indiana has promoted Katlyn Rife to vice president of health and residential supports effective Jan. 8, 2024. She most recently served as director of group homes for the organization. The new role is part of an update to the agency’s organizational structure, shifting from one comprehensive vice president of programs to two vice presidents with more specific responsibilities.

Rife will provide senior leadership for all group homes, supported living and nursing services at all locations throughout Easterseals Arc of Northeast Indiana. She brings a strategic perspective to the role with a wealth of knowledge in operating 24-hour services.

Stacey Duell, previously vice president of programs, will be vice president of community supports. In this role, Duell will lead day services, community living, respite, recreation, community inclusion and behavior solutions.

“We offer such a wide scope of services throughout such a large geographic area that restructuring with two vice presidents strengthens the organization,” said CEO Donna K. Elbrecht. “We now have two knowledgeable leaders focused on their individual areas of expertise driving us to offer the best possible supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”

Easterseals Arc of Northeast Indiana serves individuals and families throughout the region with a wide range of programs and services based at Easterseals Arc in Fort Wayne, Easterseals Passages in Columbia City, and Easterseals RISE in Angola and Auburn.